WATCH: Former Georgia football star Mecole Hardman races Tyreek Hill
It didn’t take long for Georgia fan-favorite Mecole Hardman to become popular with the Kansas City Chiefs.
Hardman’s fun personality is hard to resist, and his impressive speed makes him an exciting player to watch on the field.
— Kansas City Chiefs (@Chiefs) August 6, 2020
Kansas City also features Tyreek Hill, however, and Hill has been regarded as one of the fastest player in the NFL throughout his career.
Hardman and Hill recently faced off in a race, which Hill posted to his Twitter account.
— Ty Hill (@cheetah) August 8, 2020
Update: He won 😩 https://t.co/yj8uJ6YAox
Hill had run a 4.21-second time in the 40-yard dash in his 2016 NFL Pro Day.
Hardman ran a 4.36 at the 2019 NFL Combine despite a stumble out of the gate.
Of course, it’s what the players do on the field that matters most, and both Hardman and Hill were impact players for the Super Bowl champs.
Hill was Kansas City’s leading receiver (and second to tight end Travis Kelce on the team in catches) with 58 receptions for 860 yards and 7 touchdowns.
Hardman was the third-leading receiver with 26 catches for 538 yards (an eye-popping 20.7 yards per catch) and 6 touchdowns.
Hardman also returned 27 kicks for 704 yards and a touchdown, and 18 punts for 167 yards.
It was an impressive rookie campaign for Hardman, a former Elbert County High School standout who turned pro after his junior season with the Bulldogs.
Hardman was primed to be the featured player in 2019 before opting out, leaving early along with fellow UGA offensive juniors Riley Ridley, Isaac Nauta and Elijah Holyfield.
His final year at Georgia, in 2018, Hardman had 34 catches for 532 yards and 7 touchdowns. Hardman was also UGA’s featured return man, running back 14 kicks for 353 yards and 16 punts for 321 yards.
Hardman will no doubt remain a fan favorite because of his fun entrances to the stadium.
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